DIT Media Arts Students win again at Royal Television Society Awards

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11 February, 2014: DIT students claimed a number of awards at this year’s Royal Television Society (RTS) annual awards ceremony held in RTE last night (10 February, 2014).  DIT students claimed both the Undergraduate Award for Best Factual Programme and  the Undergraduate Award for Best Fiction Programme. 

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George Dixon, Channel Controller, RTÉ One  with DIT student Kevin Henry, winner Undergraduate Award for Best Fictional Programme

The Factual award went to DIT students Kim Comiskey and Niamh O'Shaughnessy for their documentary Sur la Pointe.  Produced as part of their final year studies at DIT, Sur la Pointe is a documentary about the motivations and sacrifices of being a ballet dancer.  The Fiction award went to Kevin Henry and Ciaran Gallagher for the film they produced as part of their final year studies in DIT.  Entitled The Last Confession the film is about a priest's conflict about saving a young mother's life and liberty. 

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George Dixon, Channel Controller, RTÉ One  with DIT student Kim Comiskey, winner Undergraduate Award for Best Factual Programme

This year’s awards were presented by George Dixon, Channel Controller, RTÉ One.  The RTS Awards are the gold standard of achievement in the television community and recognise excellence across the entire range of programme making and broadcasting skills.  The DIT student winners will now go on to thee final stage of the competition where they will compete with student work from all over Britain and Northern Ireland. The finals take place in May.

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